Never took an AD before D-day. Saw the Dr a few days later and started this. Now a year later and I think I am feeling better now that I am weaning off the meds.
I think it is very diffficult to measure any of these feelings as the past 13 months haven't been typical, dealing with the A, working on R, IC, MC, etc. So it is hard to tell if I would have been better or worse off without the ADs.
Anyone have any personal experience regarding this med?
There are days I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of bed or find the strength to keep breathing. I'm glad to say those intense feelings passed. The important thing in those times was to keep breathing, work through the painful feelings where I could, and talk about them with WH as part of the healing process. Taking space also helped me manage my mood. And finally not do anything drastic of course. It will be pretty intense no matter what I would think.
Oh, he also said that Zoloft made him feel nothing, numb.
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I think each of us has such unique body chemistry, it can take quite a while to find the perfect drug/dosage balance. And while there are some common/typical reactions to certain meds, I think overall it's hard to compare experiences. I shudder whenever I pick up H's rx refil for Welbutrin, and he nearly sighs with relief.
If you are still struggling or start to struggle as the Celexa leaves your system, please talk to your doc some more. Every AD affects everyone differently. I'm sorry you weren't feeling your best for so long.
After d-day I haven't wanted to take anything- worrying that it would put off processing for me. That's me- not to be construed as something that would affect everyone.
Zoloft was not effective enough.
I switched to lexapro and love it. The recently added one to help me sleep, can't remember the name at the moment, and it's a low dose AD. Love that too.
My husband tried Zoloft, it ducked for him. He's now on effexor and wellbutrin. Works great.
Yeah, we are on a lot of meds in our house. He was diagnosed with a mood disorder, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder.
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My poor kids did not know who the heck I was and were terrified. I actually called my PCM and she took me off it immediately, put me on Wellbutrin, which worked much better.
I haven't been on meds since then, but I am honestly considering it since my WH A. I am calm, happy and functioning on the outside, but on the inside I keep imagining driving off that bridge on the way to school. It would just be so much easier than dealing with this shit....if it wasn't for my kids and the fact that my WH is so not worth it, I would have done it.
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